Minutes of City Council Regular Meeting (October 4, 2011)

This Regularly scheduled meeting of the Lake Park City Council was called to order on October 4, 2011, 7:30 pm by Mayor Sandlin who led in flag salute and prayer.  Those present, Mayor Sandlin, members Carter, Mulkey and Schindler, newly elected member Sandy Sherrill, City Attorney, City clerk and interested citizens. First order of business, the seating of Sandy Sherrill.  Clerk administered oath, and Ms. Sherrill was seated.

Member Carter moved to waive the reading of the September 6, 2011 regular meeting and adopt as written, motion second by member Schindler.  When question called, members Carter, Mulkey and Schindler for, member Sherrill abstained.  Financial Statement reviewed and accepted as presented.

Under Citizens Concerns, Lake Park Board of Zoning Appeal member Robert Wetherington submitted the name of Linda Wallace to fill the unexpired term of Sandy Sherrill on the Board.  Ms. Judy Garlington, Baxley Dr. asked Council to please have vacant lots, and right of ways cleaned on Baxley Dr.

Mr. Enamuel Zanders, representing the Southern Georgia RDC presented a draft copy of City’s SWTP (short work term program) effective 2010-2014.  Mayor and Council agreed to sign Resolution (see attached) to submit this copy to State for approval.  City will formally adopt at the November 2011 meeting.

Appointment to Lake Park Board of Zoning Appeals was next on agenda.  Member Schindler moved to appoint J. C. Carter, motion second by member Carter.  When question called, members Carter, Mulkey and Schindler for, member Sherrill opposed.

Mayor set budget workshop date on 10/18/2011, 7:30 pm.

No action taken on purchase of ATV type vehicle for maintenance.

The US Dept. of Transportation has eliminated the deadline of 2015 for replacing all traffic/street signs.  However, Council states that all City signs, when being replaced meet the new standards.

Quote of $1,258.00 to update City’s code book, and posting was presented, with member Schindler moving City accept, motion second by member Mulkey, all approved.

Council had copy of Lowndes County’s golf cart ordinance for review, will also obtain model ordinance from GMA for review before any action taken.

October 2011 e-mail contest drawing was held, with Tim Aultman being the winner. Prize donated by Madison Osteopathic Medicine.

Under Administrative and Executive, member Sherrill expressed concern over the lack of security at the City’s water treatment building, also security of City Hall. In addition, maintenance department needs a dry storage building to work in and store tools. Chief Bert Rutland asked Council to consider approving proposal for purchase of in- car cameras (see attached), member Schindler moved City purchase immediately, (from SPLOST VI funds $17,040.00) when question called, members Carter, Mulkey and Schindler for, member Sherrill abstained.  Mayor reminded members of several upcoming meetings for Mayor and Council.

Mr. Charlie Clark, City’s engineer questioned Council if they were ready to advertise for bids on the Essa St. project.  He had broken it down into two jobs, North Essa and South Essa.  He projected $70,000.00 for the South project and $75,000.00 for North project.  Council instructed him to revise the plans to show underground piping and just swells.  Each project will be bided separately. Motion to advertise made by member Schindler, second by member Mulkey, all approved.

Final note, member Sherrill questioned if Council would consider placing trash cans in the area of Tom’s Pond, will consider at next meeting.

There being no further business, meeting was adjourned at 8:40 pm.